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Amicas

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 57
Beer Avg: 3.88

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.54%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

136 East Second Street
Salida, Colorado, 81201
United States
phone: (719) 539-5219

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Reviews by bleeng:
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bleeng

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Located downtown in a surprisingly vibrant area. Very busy when we were there mid-week in August 2010. Like a few before me noted, the ordering/seating process is a bit confusing but once you get the hang of it you're ok. Large pizza and calzone list and 6-8 house beers. The pizza was very good and the IPA and oaked/smoked porter were solid. Purchased a chili beer to go-yet to have it. Overall a good experience and the service was good once seated-just don't get frustrated with ordering/seating process-ask if confused-I did!! Recommended.

08-20-2010 22:20:56 | More by bleeng
More User Reviews:
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

11-22-2013 02:13:03 | More by Lagerquestrian
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-10-2013 06:06:38 | More by bulldogg915
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MightyCow9

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I would say the only knock on this place was the limited brewing capacity. But they sure did make use of the small space that they had.

The atmosphere was great. The pizza is tossed and created right in the center of the restaurant. The bar is small and located close to the entry. I bellied up there and was greeted by nothing but pleasant and friendly wait staff.

I did not eat, but I think the rest of the city did. There was always someone in line at the to go pizza counter and the phones were ringing with orders every 5 minutes.

I did the sampler platter of beers which was a great value. I enjoyed all of the beers, and I felt the quality was very high. The selection was very broad, but they only had 7 taps. That is not bad for a small pizza joint, but I felt the need to mention it. They only served their beers on tap, I am not sure if they had bottles elsewhere.

I got to meet the brewer, Mike. Very nice guy. Showed me the brewery. Also his assistant brewer was there (Tony, I believe... argh I hate forgetting names). Both were pleasant to chat with and really made you feel like you had known them for years. They had just finished bottling a Strong Scotch Ale in Bombers, which I was able to pick up a couple of and take home.

Although I don't know when I will be back in that area, I do know that I will stop here again.

05-23-2013 13:40:41 | More by MightyCow9
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bradybeer

California

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Following a long soaking in the Salida Munciple Hot Springs we rolled into Amicas located in downtown Salida on a rainy Wednesday night. This place was very busy with tourists and locals.

Walking in you must get a table then you can order food. However, there is a bar next to the register area that had 7 house brews on tap; Bomber Blonde Ale, Headwaters IPA, Big S Brown, Rex’s Amber Ale, Ute Trail Pale Ale, and a very interesting and good Black beard’s Delight German style Black Lager, and another interesting Honey Bourbon Brown 10 year anniversary ale. I have to say the black lager, IPA, and 10th anniversary ale were very very good and were imbibed by several in our party.

What is interesting is that we were able to order beers and then when we ordered our food we could tell the person how many we had, a real honor system.

My wife and I split a calzone (meat), and veggie pizza, both were good.

We really enjoyed this brewery and would love to return

07-20-2012 14:06:27 | More by bradybeer
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Crematia

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$

Took a day trip up to Salida just to go to Amica's. When you walk in there is a menu on the wall and you are expected to know what you want before you are seated, something I am not used to.

They had an impressive beer list. We ordered some pizzas and Caesar salads and of course beer!

The Caesar salads at Amica's are the absolute best I ave ever had, no lie. They top them with real anchovy, you don't just taste it in the dressing. The pizzas were good, but the salads outshined the pizza something fierce.

The beer was all delicious. Not one beer from the sampler was flat, infected, or nasty in any way, they were all tasty.

We ordered a few growlers to go and here's where my review goes downhill, the beer didn't last in the fridge, it went flat rather quickly in comparison to Mc Clellans which lasts a week in our fridge and tastes fresh from the tap.

My biggest beef with Amica's is the bums rush. I did not like the rushed feeling we got AT ALL. We were given our check three different times before we were ready for it.

Advice for Amica's: take a chill pill and stop pushing the check until we ask for it. Good beer, but it doesn't keep.

11-01-2009 21:17:10 | More by Crematia
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rowew

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

This has become our go-to place before or after the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous. Its fairly small, with a counter and bar near the front where you place your order. Behind that is a nice sized pizza oven. Menu consists of pizzas, calzones, and some salads - they also have gluten free crusts. Nice combination of interesting toppings. Beers have all been good - solid examples of the usual styles as well as some different offerings like green chili or other spiced.

Definitely worth a stop - both the pizza and beer were good enough to come back for.

07-27-2009 16:40:42 | More by rowew
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Hit this place yesterday

Decor was alright, but the place didn't strike as great place to hang, mostly because of the horrible din. Acoustics were terrible!

Service was good, staff was friendly

Beers were pretty good, the green chille, amber & the IPA stood out. The porter & brown were average

7 ales on tap, all top fermeted

Food was pretty good, but if you don't like pizza or Italian you are out of luck

Pretty good value, don't order the sampler flight unless you are thirsty, they were at least 4 ozs each. If you are in the Arkansas river area, give this place a try

06-05-2007 04:21:30 | More by russpowell
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Braudog

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

This is rated on my drive-by visit in September 2006: My impression: This is a groovy little place in a quiet town away from the rush in Colorado. They just have a tiny little bar and I’d say the emphasis is on their wood-fired pizzas and other food. But they were pouring about 8 beers the day I visited, and for the most part they were pretty good. The restaurant is inside a restored older building with a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. Definitely worth the drive, so if you're out in Salida, definitely make time to visit Amica's!

02-24-2007 03:08:53 | More by Braudog
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gmcfarre

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Amicas is a funky little spot just off the main drag of Salida. It's a worthwhile visit if you happen to be in the area, meaning its a good place to get a brew and some food (good, but not quite great).

The atmosphere is decorated in an almost haphazard manner with lots of color and christmas lights and all sorts of delights. It lends a nice atmosphere without being distracting. The seating area is not huge (nor is the entire place), but big enough I think.

My main complaint about Amicas is their ordering/seating method. When you walk in you have to order your food at the cash register, pay, and then you get seated. If they don't have a table available, you dont get to order yet. This means if you go at any normal eating hour there is a crowd of people just inside the front door waiting to order and be seated. Its kindof annoying. Once you get seated the service is great, but you already paid so tipping the waitresses is kindof awkward (especially if you only have plastic).

Otherwise, Amicas is (almost) a great place. The food is terrific with a lot of wood-fired pizza options and other salad/sandwich/italian options. Topping are diverse for the pizza, and I can definitely recommended the #3 pizza (michangelo).

As for the beers (this is a beer site, right?), they are good but nothing out of this world. I had their nitro-dispensed stout, which was like a creamier, thicker version of Guinness. I sampled their strong Scottish ale (Loyal Duke I think), and that was really tasty. Sadly, since it is a special brew they didn't sell growlers of it. I have their IPA sitting in my fridge, to be reviewed tonight!

02-10-2007 21:07:32 | More by gmcfarre
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Amicas in Salida, CO
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.